Looking for a great trail in Great Seal State Park, Ohio? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 6 moderate trails in Great Seal State Park ranging from 1.8 to 11.7 miles and from 780 to 1,289 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Great Seal State Park is dedicated to the wilderness spirit of Ohio The history of the Shawnee nation and Ohio's early statehood is centered in these rugged hills Challenging trails take visitors to scenic vistas of distant ridgetops and the Scioto Valley below These very hills are depicted on the Great Seal of the State of Ohio, from which the park gets its name

hiking
10 days ago

Beautiful trail this time of year and great workout! Watch out for horse dung on the Shawnee Ridge Trail!

hiking
10 days ago

This trail was part Luck Run, Shawnee Ridge, and Bunker Hill.

hiking
23 days ago

Very pretty trail. Not marked well but good enough to get through.

hiking
25 days ago

Great hike. The grade is challenging in spots with loose dirt and rocks. Recommend having a map with you.

hiking
26 days ago

Check out my recording if you are interested in a long hike. I got in a 20 mile day with minimal overlap. Not many places in Ohio you can pull this off.

running
27 days ago

good trail to run. Spent the whole day trying most trails out. Would do this one again.

hiking
scramble
1 month ago

It seems like this is on the very edge of moderate...even with hiking poles you may likely slip down the steep trail coming back from the top.

hiking
1 month ago

Well marked. A lot of hills but not difficult. Dogs loved it!

Great trail! It's well-marked and maintained. The middle section is quite a workout; steep climb and not many switchbacks. I imagine the view from the top is better in the late fall/ early spring when the trees aren't so full, but a great hike regardless!

hiking
3 months ago

great workout

We took this brief hike to try out new backpacks and trekking poles. I was glad to have the poles! There are some steep uphills and downhills.

if you like hills, this ones for you! kind of have to figure the trails out on your own though.

hiking
muddy
4 months ago

hiking
muddy
4 months ago

Great trail..some blow downs but most could be cleaned up along theway. Great for dogs!

hiking
muddy
5 months ago

Moderate is an understatement. It is quite a climb. Very secluded- I’ve done this trail 2x in the past month and I’ve been the only one out here. Use the app because it’s not well marked (yellow is Sugarloaf loop).

hiking
muddy
5 months ago

hiking
muddy
6 months ago

Excellent workout for me and Bella (German Shepherd)...a little muddy in spots but that was expected after all the rain over the weekend. Trails well maintained and easy to know where you’re at. Good elevation gain in the first mile but almost anyone could complete this trail. 2.8 miles of good trails covered this outing with Bella...she really seemed to enjoy herself. I’d recommend it for anyone wanting to get their dog a good workout.

Definitely the hard side of moderate, with a steep climb to the summit. I had to stop frequently to catch my breath. Sadly, there is not much of a view up there, but at least in spring, it was neat to see, as I ascended, how the surroundings went from the brown, sere winter scenery to the gentle greens and first wild flowers of spring. I expect you get a similar effect in fall coloration as well.

hiking
off trail
over grown
7 months ago

I really enjoyed his trail! The markings are hard to see but it was fun going off the trail for a bit. Would definitely wear hiking boots and pants as a lot of it is overgrown. A decent amount of down trees but it was perfect for really wanting to be submerged in nature. The picnic/ park area was pretty busy but once you were on the trail there was a decent amount of privacy.

hiking
muddy
7 months ago

hiking
muddy
7 months ago

10 months ago

Today was super muddy and the trails were really hard to read. All in all though I found it OK challenging not super hard there was a small portion of the trail that was a serious incline but other than that was fairly easy. I would like to come back maybe in the summer or spring when we haven’t had so much rain

Beware that this a hard trail even thought it is rated as moderate. I would say definitely go for the conditioning. The uphill section is very steep. To make this even more challenging the terrain is extremely uneven and there are loose rocks/nuts on the ground, making steep elevation changes a little tricky. The only drawback to this trail is that I found the scenery extremely monotonous. And also watch out for horse poop on the trail.

running
Sat Sep 22 2018

I ran this trail along with some branch offs and other trails at Great Seal for a total of 18.5 miles and over 3600ft of gain as a training run for world's toughest mudder. A friend who runs 100 mile ultras took me along his route. It was as good of a training run as you can do. I highly recommend this for anyone with trail running goals.

mountain biking
Mon Jun 04 2018

Very poor markings. Took me nearly 20 minutes to walk around the park just to see where the trail started. There is a sign that shows what trails are available, but doesn’t show where they start. Plus I ended up going on a trail I didn’t even want to. That’s how poor it’s marked. But the Spring Run Trail is very easy to accomplish.

Although the first quarter mile has brush creeping into the narrow trail and lots of horse poo, it quickly clears and widens before the ascent begins. Take a left at trail marker A for the best challenge. I would rate this trail difficult due to the incredibly steep incline, but it's excellent training for the Smokies! I'll definitely be going back!

Not very well marked.

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